The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Java Software Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Senior Java Software Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Java Software Engineer
Rank 608 568 590
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Java Software Engineer 4 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.011% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.012% 0.007%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 4
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£550 £438 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% +16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51314 48841 53723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.21% 92.73% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31055 29011 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1971 2118 2640
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Senior Java Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Java Software Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Java Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Java Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Java Software Engineer within the UK.

Senior Java Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Java Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Java Software Engineer within the UK.

Senior Java Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Java Software Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Java Software Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +4 2 £550 +25.71% 3
England -20 2 £550 +25.71% 5
Scotland - 2 - -
Glasgow - 2 - -
City of London +21 1 - - 1
North East - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - - 1
South West - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Horley - - - -
Hull - - - -
Kidlington - - - - 1
Leeds - - - -
Clapham - - - -
East Yorkshire - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Doncaster - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Reading - - - -
Redhill - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Selby - - - -
St Albans - - - -
Staines - - - -

Senior Java Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior Java Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Senior Java Software Engineer in their job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Java
2 7 (87.50%) Software Engineering
3 4 (50.00%) Spring
4 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 3 (37.50%) HTML
4 3 (37.50%) UNIX
4 3 (37.50%) Linux
5 2 (25.00%) SOAP
5 2 (25.00%) Perl
5 2 (25.00%) Python
5 2 (25.00%) RDBMS
5 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (25.00%) Web Services
5 2 (25.00%) Shell Script
5 2 (25.00%) Front Office
5 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
5 2 (25.00%) Apache CXF
5 2 (25.00%) Memory Management
5 2 (25.00%) REST
5 2 (25.00%) GemFire
5 2 (25.00%) StreamBase
5 2 (25.00%) Equities
5 2 (25.00%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (25.00%) Oracle Coherence
5 2 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (25.00%) Web Development
5 2 (25.00%) jQuery
5 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration

Senior Java Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior Java Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Senior Java Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Coherence
1 2 (25.00%) GemFire
2 1 (12.50%) Adobe CQ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (25.00%) KDB
1 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (12.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Selenium
1 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (25.00%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) Spring
2 3 (37.50%) HTML
3 2 (25.00%) SOAP
3 2 (25.00%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (25.00%) Web Services
3 2 (25.00%) jQuery
3 2 (25.00%) Apache CXF
3 2 (25.00%) REST
4 1 (12.50%) DHTML
4 1 (12.50%) Swing
4 1 (12.50%) XHTML
4 1 (12.50%) Spring MVC
4 1 (12.50%) Struts
4 1 (12.50%) EJB
4 1 (12.50%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Equities
2 1 (12.50%) Web 2.0
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) UNIX
1 3 (37.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Software Engineering
2 2 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Web Development
2 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (25.00%) Multithreading
2 2 (25.00%) Memory Management
3 1 (12.50%) BDD
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Kanban
3 1 (12.50%) TDD
3 1 (12.50%) OO
3 1 (12.50%) MVC
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) Python
3 2 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (25.00%) Perl
4 1 (12.50%) PHP
4 1 (12.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) StreamBase
2 1 (12.50%) Sybase
2 1 (12.50%) Adobe